Last month, we actually managed to get a away for a week of much-needed relaxation! We headed to one of our favorite spots, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the first time, we made the trip with some of our good friends, and we all had a lot of fun!
The first stop we made was to Wheels of Yesteryear
. We always have fun touring this museum, especially because the cars on display are rotated every year. Some of our favorites this time were the 1969 Mach 1 Mustang, the 1973 Gremlin (we have a soft spot for those, believe it or not!), and of course, the 1963 split window Corvette. We’re already excited for our next visit- the owner is working on adding on to the building to greatly expand the amount of space to display their collection of muscle cars and other classic cars and trucks. If you’re ever close to Myrtle Beach, make sure you stop in and check it out!
On our way home, we got back to work. Before leaving South Carolina, we stopped to pick up a blue 1973 Mako Shark 4 speed vette
. We love Makos and this one is going to be a really fun project for someone (Or maybe for us! Who knows!). We drove almost the whole way home and dropped off the Mako at a friend’s house.
Sometimes spur-of the moment plans can be the most fun! A couple weeks ago we had a fantastic evening that we weren’t expecting. We were headed to buy a car near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so we decided to check online for news of any nearby cruise-ins that day. What we found instead was that the 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals
was being held at the Keystone Raceway
, which is right on our way home! This was the first time this event would take place in our state, having moved from an Ohio track. Of course, we had to check it out!
We bought the car (a yellow 1975
), grabbed dinner, and made for the track. We arrived in time to walk through the pits and view the Funny Cars up close. This was the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit
, so the cars look like cars from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Some of them even look like Corvettes. This alone was was worth the trip!
Witnessing the power, noise, and speed created by the Funny Cars was awesome! (We put together a video on our Facebook- check it out
Because this was the 50th anniversary of the Keystone Raceway, and the 10th Anniversary of the Funny Car Nationals, there was also a fantastic fireworks show! It was a great night of unplanned fun!